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Thursday 11 April 2013

News: NSW Premier’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

The shortlist for the prestigious New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards has been announced, with a clutch of spectacular Australian work on the table. Here is the shortlist for the children's sections, and KBR is thrilled to see one of our favourite books in the running - Tohby Riddle's Unforgotten. You can see our review here.

Congratulations to this sensational line-up of talent - each and every one so well-deserved! Good luck from KBR!

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature ($30,000)
  • Three Summers (Judith Clarke, A&U)
  • The Ink Bridge (Neil Grant, A&U)
  • Sea Hearts (Margo Lanagan, A&U)
  • A Corner of White (Jaclyn Moriarty, Pan Macmillan)
  • Into that Forest (Louis Nowra, A&U)
  • Unforgotten (Tohby Riddle, A&U) 

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature ($30,000)
  • The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon (Aaron Blabey, Viking)
  • Brotherband 1: The Outcasts (John Flanagan, Random House)
  • Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend (Steven Herrick, UQP)
  • A Bear and a Tree (Stephen Michael King, Viking)
  • The Tender Moments of Saffron Silk: Kingdom of Silk Series 6 (Glenda Millard, illus by Stephen Michael King, HarperCollins)
  • Dragonkeeper Book 4: Blood Brothers (Carole Wilkinson, Walker Books)

See the entire shortlist here.